Rio Magdalena in San Agustin

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Rio Magdalena, San Agustin

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Ancient ruins, indigenous culture, and breathtaking landscapes

The Southwest of Colombia, including San Augustin, is a region of unmatched scenic splendour, varied topography, and rich cultural legacy.

Visitors can discover the intriguing San Agustin archaeological sites, the verdant Andean Mountain range, the vast Amazon rainforest, and the exquisite Pacific shoreline in this part of Colombia. The region is also home to a vibrant mix of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

San Agustín and the southwest of Colombia offer a journey through time, where the pre-Columbian civilization comes to life through remarkable ruins. From the 5000-year-old structures and over 500 statues at San Agustín's Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de las Piedras, to the intricate underground tombs of Tierradentro dating back to AD 500, visitors will be mesmerised by the ancient and mysterious origins of this part of the world. The Spanish-settled town of Popayán's well-preserved historic centre, with chalk-white colonial architecture and neoclassical cathedral, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its famous Easter processions are not to be missed. The weekly market in Silvia, a small mountain town, brings indigenous Guambiano communities to sell their beautiful woven items and colourful fruits and vegetables.

For adventure enthusiasts, the Southwest offers exciting opportunities for outdoor activities. Go whitewater rafting down the Magdalena River, navigate through jungles on canopy tours, or go horseback riding through picturesque valleys. The region's diverse terrain provides plenty of adrenaline-pumping experiences and unforgettable memories.

For those looking for something surreal, the Tatacoa Desert's red cliffs and gullies offer a unique landscape with clear skies that are a stargazer's paradise. Experience the magic of the southwest of Colombia before the rest of the world catches on to this untouched idyll.

A local guide will help to make the most of your visit to San Agustín and the Southwest. Their knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience, providing insights into the history, culture, and natural wonders of the region.

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